CHILE

SOUTH AMERICA’S PACIFIC BEAUTY AWAITS GAY TRAVELLERS WHEN THEY JOIN OUT ADVENTURES IN CHILE.

Chile Travel
Chile Travel

Chile is over twelve times longer (4,300 km/2670 mi) than it is wide (350 km/217 mi), making it the narrowest country in the world. It spans the west coast of South America,through an array of climate zones and gorgeous geography. The population is primarily white and non-white Amerindian (95%), with 89% of citizens Roman Catholic.

Capital: Santiago
Currency: Chilean Peso
Languages: Spanish
Population: 18 Million

LGBT Rights in Chile
LGBT Rights in Chile

Queer rights are progressing in this once socially conservative but still Catholic country. Same-sex couples have had legal protection since 2015, but still cannot marry. They can also apply to adopt, but only one partner becomes a legal parent. There are no service bans for the military, and transgender people can change their sex and name.

Gay Activity: Legal
Lesbian Activity: Legal
Gay Marriage: Civil Unions
Right to Change Gender: Legal, but requires surgery
Same-Sex Adoption: Single gays may adopt, but gay couples may not.
LGBT Discrimination: Illegal
Equal Age of Consent: Unequal

Gay Chile Travel
Gay Chile Travel

The gay scene and most of the country's LGBT nightlife is thriving in the capital of Santiago, especially in Barrio Bellavista. To make the most of it, bear in mind things don't get rolling until late in the night (the Latin way).

Gay Villages

Santiago: Barrio Bellavista

Pride Festivals

Santiago Pride (Marcha del Orgullo). Annually on the last Saturday in June.
Open Mind Fest (A gay electronic street party). Annually in November.

Best Gay Bars

Santiago: Station Bar
Santiago: Bar 105
Santiago: Il Divino
Santiago: Club Soda

Best Lesbian Bars

Santiago: Máscara Pub
Santiago: Realidad Paralela

Best Places to Visit in Chile
Best Places to Visit in Chile

5. Easter Island
Few of the ancient world's remains are as famous as Easter Island's Moai statues. 

4. Atacama Desert
As the driest place on Earth, Atacama Desert boasts the world's best stargazing. During the day bike or hike the desert's other-worldly terraine, visit the salt lagoons or discover an half-buried hand statue. 

3. Santiago
Top-notch museums, cultural sights, incredible gay nightlife and indulgent restaurants await travellers in Santiago. Oh, and the mountain view isn't so bad either.

2. Colchagua Valley
Oenophiles have long proclaimed Chile as a dominant presence among the New World wineries. Taste why on a biking tour of Colchagua Valley.

1. Torres del Paine National Park
Patagonia is so famous, the world's best outdoor clothing company is named after it. Endless stretches of countryside are broken up by soaring mountains only the bravest travellers would dare surmount. Endemic flora and fauna thrive in the remote, relatively untouched terraine. 

Relevant Blog Posts
Relevant Blog Posts

 

Other Chile Info
Etcetera

Best Time to Visit: Summer: December to February. Winter: June to August (for ski resorts).
Electricity: C- and L-type sockets 
Time Zone: UTC-03:00, Santiago
Vaccinations: No vaccinations required for entry
Visas: US, Canadian and Australian citizens don't require a tourist visa. Contact a Chilean embassy for more info.

*ALL INFORMATION IS CORRECT AS OF MARCH 4, 2019

 

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RATING:

Brian Y.

Chile: Hiking, Biking, Wining & Dining

Chile is the hidden secret of South America. The food, wine and natural wonders are all first class.

ACCOMMODATION RATING: 5/5

TRANSPORTATION RATING: 4/5

MEALS RATING: 5/5

GUIDE RATING: 5/5